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obama and mitt romney take the stage in denver tomorrow night, how they look, what they do during the debate may speak louder than what they actually say, or as loudly. research in fact suggests their body language will speak volumes. amy cuddy is an associate professor at harvard business school who studies how people perceive others and what shapes the impressions we have of others. she joins me now. you say that when it comes to gestures, ones that convey power and warmth are really important to make an effective politician. you point to former president bill clinton as the master of warmth. i want to show a video of him during town hall with ross perot and then president bush back in 1992. kind of walk us through what we're seeing. >> okay. >> you know people who have lost their jobs and lost their homes. >> so he's walking toward this woman, toward this voter, away from the people onstage so he's focused on the voter, not on the other candidates. he's gentle. his body language is gentle. he's leaning toward her. he's even softened his voice. he's nodding. he makes incredible
breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> first from fox at 1:00 o'clock in denver, live from the university of denver. if hours, president and the governor will go head to head in their first debate, talking about the economy, health care, the role of government and governing. president obama looking to solidify his lead in the swing states that could decide the election. the president has been taking aim at governor romney's secretly recorded comments about the 47 percent of americans who do not pay income taxes. those comments will likely comment up tonight. for governor romney, the debate presents a chance to gain momentum by hitting the president where some consider him vulnerable, on jobs and the sluggish economy. the romney campaign has new ammunition from vice president biden and comments yesterday about the middle class. >> how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class which has been buried the last four years. >> an obama advisor defended the vice president saying it is the republican policies that hurt the middle class in the first place. the romney c
taxes for millionaires. >> neither governor romney nor president obama have any public events scheduled today or tomorrow. they'll be spending a lot of the weekend prepping for that first debate, wednesday in denver. we'll have a whole lot more on all of these stories throughout the next three hours. president obama heading to las vegas tomorrow for a campaign rally. the president then expected to hunker down in henderson, nevada, to prepare for that first presidential debate. nbc news white house correspondent, mike viqueira, joining me live. now, mike, the president again, no public appearances today. earlier this week, he was at the united nations. he's been hitting the campaign trail hard. he's been dealing with the fallout from the libya attacks. is he finding enough time to even practice for the debates? >> well, you know, craig, to the extent that the command of the issues will make a difference in these debates, you can say he's getting a lot of on the job training, certainly. but to argue your premise a little bit, the president, as far as we know, is, in fact, practicing for t
" and live from denver. mitt romney and president obama are 90 minutes from the beginning of the debate tonight. their vps have been in the headlines, each caught on videotape. it could provide fodder for the opponents tonight. debbie wasserman schultz, joy reid is managing editor of thegrio.com. let's take a look. >> this is deadly earnest, man. this is deadly earnest. how they can justify -- how they can justify raising tacks of the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> well, shortly after joe biden made those remarks, mitt romney tweeted, agree with joe biden, the middle class can has been buried in the last four years we need to change in november. can't afford four more. and then paul ryan on the campaign trail. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class, over the last four years has, has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> congresswoman, is this a gaffe over language? the cost of living, would t
, president obama is a one-point lead over romney. in virginia, president -- another tight one, 48, 46. and up over 8 over romney, 51 to 43. stay tuned for our first presidential debate. more live from denver right after this. >>> there is no soviet domination of etern europe and there never will be under ford administration. ♪ home of the brave. ♪ it's where fear goes unwelcomed... ♪ and certain men... find a way to rise above. this is the land of giants. ♪ guts. glory. ram. with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works differently. it's the only wrap with patented heat cells that penetrate deep to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. for up to 16 hours of relief, try thermacare. to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. w
-ins from the university of denver for president obama and mitt romney taking the stage yesterday to make sure everything is right. in a couple hours, it will be the real thing. alicia live in depp very already. good morning to you. >> good morning. this debate taking place in what we've heard called the swingiest of the swing states, colorado. interesting developments coming out. you mentioned some media polling coming out that the tightening of races in very important places, which makes tonight's debate all that more important. now, the nonpartisan, nonprofit commission on presidential debates says that the final touches on lighting and sound are being done to the stage. they also explained that the set that we will see tonight is one they have been using since 1988, one that the commission developed and has improved and enhanced over the years. here is more on the format and what we will hear from the candidates tonight. >> what's different about the format is that we're dividing the hour and a half debate into six discussion segments. so there will be fewer questions, but more extend
each of the university of denver signs. a tv monitor. right over there way is where the obama team surrogates gather, and their area is curtained off, but i can tell you, they are in there doing television interviews, and i'm already hearing they do not plan for the president to come here and attack mitt romney, but as you've heard all along, lay out facts and drill for specifics and the word right now is he is relaxing and taking it easy. candy. >> thanks, jessica yellin, chief white house correspondent. anderson there, is prespin, post spin. you won't lack for opinion. >> i love that they call it the spin room. everyone is lying, everyone is making up spin. they don't call it the truth room. candy, we'll come back to you. undecided voters in colorado are ready to tell us if they are closer to making up their minds. and michelle obama explains why the timing of the debate could be better. we'll be right back. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning you can feel. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with a patented
out to denver and getting some popcorn and enjoy the show. >> president obama is meeting with seniors and he's talking about medicare. >> mid romney said at the time were he president in this past, he would sign it into law. sign into law the requirement you all come up with $6,400 a year more for the same benefits and now they say to us, no, no, no, joe, we don't have that plan anymore. >> could joe biden be more effective will florida than paul ryan than that medicare message he duft jifred. . >> there is the state where that has one of the oldest populations in the u.s., it is the state where democrat also use paul ryan's budget plan most aggressively against the -- we're also seeing it in the senate race down there and a bunch of house races down there, democrats really think that's the way to drive a wedge between republicans and seniors who have been -- there's a larger question here and this gets to the problem of mitt romney's pass to president obama's 270 electoral votes. one of the most conservative swing states that president obama won back in 2008. the amount of money that
. the big dog will be in new hampshire on wednesday, the same day obama and mitt romney will meet in denver for the first presidential debate. in 1992 clinton, of course, became the first democrat to carry new hampshire since lyndon johnson did it back in '64, and since then the granite state has voted for a republican president only once when george w. bush won it in 2000. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. >>> welcome back to "hardball." after initially urging him to drop out, more and more republicans are now endorsing todd akin out in missouri in that senate race against claire mccaskill. today former senator kid bun gave his endorsement but only weeks ago bond and other top republicans urged him to g
lady michelle obama will be there tomorrow night in denver. one more interesting note, martin, it is the first couple's 20th anniversary tomorrow night. they will be together, they will be together in denver, and they will have a proper celebration this weekend. >> wow. celebrating and working at the same time. nbc's kristin welker. thanks so much. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no n
hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> five days before the first show down between president obama and mitt romney at a debate at university of denver. we have a couple of polls from swing states to show you. the poll roundup for the morning. in virginia, president obama leads by two. in iowa, romney by one in a republican poll done for iowa republican website there, moving down the ballot, add some other numbers in the nbc wall street polls, dean heller leading berkley by five points in the new hampshire governor race. in north carolina, the republican pulling away over the democrat. and we have melissa harris-perry, and republican strategist and former adviser to chris christie, mike duhane. maggie, start with you. we have all of the debate memos. right now, the only time you can see one side compliment the other is on debate skills. apparently one is lincoln, one is douglas, the other is not. >> one is cicero. my colleague alex burns wrote if either of the guys manages to tie their shoes and make it to the podiums, it will be impressive to the advisers. what we hear out of the camp, my g
says he's going to be tougher on that country than president obama has. is that something that the aflcio would like to see happen? >> who's asking the question? >> john harwood. >> oh. >> he's on the ground in denver, richard. >> oh, hi, john. how's denver? >> good. how you doing? >> this president, president obama's done a much better job in enforcing the trade laws than we've ever seen before. he's pushed china. he just won three cases. he won a case on pipe to put thousands of people back to work. he won a case of tires that put people back to work. and he just filed one on auto parts. look, mitt romney's talk is cheap. he'll go back to this -- he's working on currency. we're all working on currency. mitt romney will go back to the same paradigm that we had before. signing agreements that are good for wall street but not good for main street. >> even though this tax increase that we're about to see is going to increase taxes for anybody making more than $250,000. >> which tax increases you talking about? >> the fiscal cliff issue as we see the tax cuts expire at year e
, obama ann romney meet in their first presidential debate. jim lehrer of moderates from the university of denver. watch engage with c-span with their live debate preview fall by two ways to watch the debate. on c-span both candidates are on screen and also the multi- cameraperson of the debate and following your reaction. follow our live coverage on cspan, cspan radio, and a c- span.org online. host: a live shot from the university of denver. the first presidential debate tonight of campaign 2012, a debate that matches up mitt romney with barack obama. the moderator will be jim lehrer, the executive editor of the pbs news hour. this is a spin room where the media works. it will be far busier in 12 hours time. the debate itself begins at 9:00 eastern time. some 3000 reporters and support staff are expected to be on site. the university of denver otherwise known as d.u. vying for a chance to host one of these debates. we go now for some perspective on the debate and where they fit into the political process with robert anderson, a political science professor at columbia university. good
. good day, andrea mitchell live in denver at the site of tonight's presidential debate, the first time in five years that barack obama and mitt romney are going to be face-to-face in what the local newspaper is headlining as the duel in denver. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com. first of all, this, the big face-off, let's talk about the state of the race. we have new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll numbers showing a slight tightening in the race. fou looks as though mitt romney is in the national polls slightly narrowing the gap. other problems within those numbers, problems for romney. >> yeah. i mean first of all let me say i love duel in denver. i'm a big fan of that one. i think andrea, look, last week there was a ton of polling both in swing states and nationally that i think caught barack obama sort of at the apex of the bounce he had received post-convention and post a couple bad weeks for mitt romney and mitt romney at the nader of where he could possibly be in a race where you have the country as div
." >> reporter: the debate had facts and some were misleading or blatantly false. all eyes on denver, colorado, as governor and president obama faced off in their first presidential debate. our partners at fact check say there were many repeated claims which stretched the truth. let's start with president obama's take on romney's tax plan. >> this is where there's a difference because governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> when president obama says that governor romney is going to provide a $5 trillion tax cut, he's only telling half the story. governor romney proposes a 20% across-the-board income tax cut, and to abolish the estate taxes. >> reporter: governor romney still hasn't described in detail how he's going to accomplish his revenue-neutral plans without raising taxes on the middle class, without increasing the deficit. now to president obama's claim that he'd only raise taxes on upper income people to where they were under president clinton. >> i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when b
of denver featuring the president barack obama and the challenger mitt romney. this happens every four years. we enter the final hours before the debate. we later put them into perspective that we're going to try to do that. there is the rest of news reports over the weekend and this morning telling us how vital the debates are. we're here to offer a thought today on really helping all of us citizens on how to watch these debates and how to evaluate to start off with. the analysis may be the only certain thing we know about the debates of this point. we hope to go further than that. and assist you watching today in the studio, watching on c- span and live streaming to develop tips and tools to watch the debates. television debates began in 1960 with john f. kennedy facing vice-president nixon. the next debates were not until 1976. a commission was set up to run the debates. a town hall format was introduced in 1992. that will take place october 16. the final debate returns to the moderator and candidates on october 22 at lynn university of florida. on the panel today to discuss going beyond
the dynamite to denver? a little over the a day for the presidential debate. both president obama and mitt romney getting ready for their first face-off tomorrow night in colorado. doing the hefty lifting on the number two on the ticket and the candidates' wives. mitt romney is in denver where last night he tried to put the kibosh on predebate winning. >> people want to know who is going to win, who will make the biggest difference and scoring of winning and losing. in my view it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> his rival president obama who is in day number three of debate camp in nevada dropped by one of his own campaign headquarters. >> it was very nice, you know. although, basically, they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> despite the best efforts, the drum beat is building. it's getting louder and louder with great debate e
about the rallies today. president obama will be live about noon in denver. c-span will carry that rally live. mitt romney and paul ryan will be together in virginia. that will be at 6:45 p.m. eastern time. that will be live. all the other debates, c-span will carry with our pre-game and post-game. if you watched last night, you could call and afterwards and have a chat. we also have our debates hub where you can go, c-span.org. you can watch last night's debate. full coverage of all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate. we offer debate of each debate question and the candidates' answers by topic. live streams of the sites and scenes before the debate. we have cameras outside and cameras in the spin room. it is kind of a dashboard of cameras so you can pick what you want to watch. use the hashtag cspan2012. you can see all the tweets that are coming in under that hashtag. those are some of the items available at our debate hub, c- span.org. lot to do in the dashboard inside our campaign hub. mitt romney talked about tax cuts at the debate and here he is. [video clip]
. i'm chris mathews at the university of denver with a big debate. let me start with the debate. which of these two guys romney or obama can make the biggest gaffe, who can launch the deadliest zinger? that's the word romney's people. is this the dean martin rose to don rickles, is that the part we're casting here? sorry. i thought it was president of the united states. the person who will lead the west, lift this country up from long economic struggle, take us to a stronger, fair american future. i'm looking for the big thought tonight, the fresh, crisp, candid thinking that is the very essence of any set of solutions we can come up with. a fear a sling shot war, pestering salvos, crating bites for the next tv ads, words to be packaged and pitched out to us as examples of spontaneous vision and uncanny wisdom. i'm looking for the real thing. smart calls to action by someone who knows his number one job is simply to tell us what needs to be done. i'm joined by former white house press sect dedee dee myers and howard fineman. >> assume you're mitt romney and you have had a terrible summ
. >>> we are going to begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates. what some are calling a polite war of words, they talked about education and health care. tracie potts is in denver for us covering all the details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, back up his ideas with details, taking on one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point was to make differences clear. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half, it's four years later. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut. we ask for $1 additional revenue. pay for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare to balance the additional cost of obama care is a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have
denver undecided voters, what they thought of barak obama. show of hands. how many of you voted for john mccain in 2008? okay. minority of you. how many thought mitt romney won this debate in 2012, raise your hands? almost all of you. so give me a word or phrase to describe romney's performance today. >> showmanship, stage craft. >> noncommittal. >> principled. >> articulate and command of the facts. >> clearly passionate and definitive. >> mostly shallow. >> determined. >> articulate and energetic. >> passion and vibrant. >> demonstrated experience. >> in control. >> determined and optimistic. >> prepared and passionate. >> i thought insincere. >> well coached and prepared. >> vague and as usual. >> leadership. >> direct. >> knowledgeable, yet defensive. >> confident. >> political and nonspecific. >> decisive. >> energized. >> passionate with truth. >> what's the number one issue facing denver and colorado -- who here thinks it's jobs? okay. there is one moment when mitt romney looked at barak obama and said, you shouldn't be focusing on other issues. his priority is jobs. here is one o
this morning, crunch time in the race for the white house. just two days remain before president obama and mitt romney square off in denver for the first of three critical debates. president's being prepped in nevada today. and the gop challenger has some ground to make up because a brand-new "washington post"/abc news poll this morning has the president leading by two percentage points among likely voters. it's not unusual for candidates to try to lower expectations in the days leading up to dedebate. republicans have been playing up the president's eloquence, ever since last week. but it seems somebody forgot to tell new jersey governor chris christie, because he was setting the bar high for mr. romney. listen. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, he's going to contrast what his view is with what the president's record is, the president's view for the future and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> upside down is what he says. in just a few minutes we're going to be talking about wednesday night's debate and the presi
barack obama versus mitt romney tonight officially at 9:00 eastern time. and joining me now from denver is cnn's candy crowley, she will moderate the second presidential debate. that is coming up october 16th. candy, huge, huge honor. we'll talk about that in a second. first, let's talk tonight specifically the format, let me play some sound, because we have six distinct segmentsegments, so sound. do you think, candy, given the 15-minute chunks here and there that they're here and there that they're looking for substance and detail? will the format encourage that? >> reporter: i would certainly think so. let's remember the first three as far as i remember it when they put out the debate subject, number o the economy, number two the economy, number three the economy. so you add that all up. i'm getting like 45 minutes on the economy. now, it's a big subject. but i do think that there is a chance there to go in depth. but a lot of that depends on these two candidates. are they willing to go in depth? are they willing to engage with each other about specifics? are they willing to kind of r
in thursday night football. highlights in this weekend's key matchup are after this and still to come obama surrogate and maryland governor martin o'malley, he was in denver for the debate, heard both candidates take on job creation and the economy. he'll join us at the bottom of the hour. mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. that's up to $120. where did you get that sweater vest? your ford dealer. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to bagg
. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney are about to come face-to-face for their first presidential debate. it happens wednesday night in denver. both candidates have been practicing for the event and both campaigns are trying to lower expectations by presenting their candidate as the underdog. while the candidates prepare for the debate, their running mates are courting voters, as well, in critical battleground states. republican paul ryan is in new hampshire and ohio today and vice president joe biden is wrapping up a two-day swing through florida right now. right now, live pictures. he is holding a rally there and talking to supporters in ft. myers. >>> all right, now to a controversy over the legitimacy of voter registrations in florida. an election official in palm beach county tells cnn as many as 106 voter registration applications may be fraudulent containing false information and fake signatures. the applications were turned in by a consulting firm hired by the republican national committee to register voters. the rnc says it has cut ties with that firm. >>> president obama and mi
for president obama? >> steve: what should mr. romney do come wednesday night out in denver . we'll share the comments later on in the telecast. >> gretchen: next a warning for parents. u.s. about to face a massive diaper shortage. i am glad i am out of the diaper stage. >> eric: how john 23rd shaped the catholic church and world as we know it. ♪ ve lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >> eric: quicked had lines. are we headed for a world wide diaper shortage. there was a chemical explosion in japan and production has come to a halt. that creates 1-fifth of the world's diapers. strong winds from a typhoon in japan picked up a car and sent it flying . the winds clocked at 80 miles per hour. steve? >> steve: i come out and how did the car get there? october the commencement of the 2nd vatican counsel.
to talk about the first presidential debate in denver including what color tie will president obama and mitt romney wear. more than likely red if recent trends continue. lind university which is hosting an upcoming debate. found the candidates have worn red ties over blue 13-5 in presidential debates since 2000. one candidate in modern debate history wore a green tie. that was bob dole in 1996. >> john: wow. of course jon huntsman wore that mustard yellow tie for the republicans which is why he lost. my prediction, the president will wear a red tie and the governor will wear a blue tie. >> of course the president will. he's a communist. he would wear red. >> john: the blue state president wears a red state tie. >> the oscars are in february and we now know who will be hosting the academy awards this year. it is family guy creator seth mcfarlane. he did ted in his directorial debut earlier this year. takes the place of billy crystal who we're sending off into the sunset. >> john: that should be funny. i think he will
really can. or at least these guys. see you in denver. >> dana: hello. i'm dana perino with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. it's 5 verz in new york city. this is "the five." did the obama administration deny the consulate in libya for more protection before last month's deadly attack? that is what a house committee alleges and they want answers. leaders of the oversight and government reform committee sent letter to hillary clinton asking why the request for security were denied by washington. they site multiple government officials as the sources. it has threats on facebook that targeted ambassadorsteins. andrea, we are three weeks to the day from the four ambassadors were killed. you have a committee now saying the answers are not good enough. they don't make sense. secretary of state hillary clinton says she will cooperate with congress. the right thing to do. there will be a hearing next wednesday. interesting today when we were talking last night and today, you saw that the press is not letting up on this. in particular, the editorial boards are starti
parking lots. obama economics is working. eric miller from denver, colorado, says i used to be a huge michael savage type right-winger. but he put our show on in the morning on the way to work probably six to eight months ago to listen to the opposition and now he has turned around! he is no longer a savage conservative. he's a bill press liberal. welcome, eric! see the light. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: good morning. what do you say? it is friday. september 28. good to see you today. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press." on current tv. coming to you live from our nation's capital and bringing you up to date on the big stories of the day. stuff you're going to want to talk about by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. the latest numbers, here's one of the things we'll talk about. the latest numbers from the u.s. department of labor show that president obama has brought back every one of the 4.3 million jobs lost under george w. bush and then
the presidential debate. they are back on the campaign trail. president obama will hold a campaign rally in denver. we'll will live starting at 2190 eastern. we join mitt romney and running mate paul ryan for a campaign rally at agusto in virginia. that's live at 6:45 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> americans are not the only people to have a sort of september 11th in the national story. in chilly there was a september 11th event that had a dramatic impact on chilean history and memory. on that day in 1973 military offices from the chilean army and their units staged a full scale assault on their own country. they took over radio stations, police stations, and other centers of power. chile was dead. these events on september 11th began a reign of terror lead by an army general named agusto. his regime remained in power for 17 years and was responsible for torture, murder, and repression. and what most chileans did not know in 1973 in what many americans still do not know that was the cue of september 11th 1973 was the work of intelligence operatives. american intelligence operatives they took their ord
installed seat locking mechanism. moving on. from the wall street journal, borrowing from the obama campaign that mitt romney has an identical twin. whoever that guy representing the gop ticket was in denver has just given united states a real presidential election at last. that was the first line from a column this morning. dan joins us now. you stayed up all the way to the night. i know you did. you were not expecting that, were you? >> stuart, no one was expecting that. no one would have predicted that outcome. that was off the charts. now, i think, we have an election and a new baseline set for the new campaign. stuart: was it a pivotal point, not just in the polls, but the entire campaign? >> it is a turning point. romney, whatever happened to obama, romney did set down a new set of arguments. he talked especially well about economic growth in the relationship to growth and spending. he said you could do three things to growth. cut spending, raise taxes or you could get more employment in which people pay taxes to reduce the deficit. at least he is putting down a real argument. he did t
got the upper hand on president obama. >> the candidate traded views on the economy and domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. >> reporter: good morning. all you had to do was look at romney's advisers after the debate last night, their smiles told it all. they knew romney did what he needed to do. here's this morning's "denver post" saying it too. romney may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried. they are being crushed. >> reporter: it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a different approach. >> we know the path we're taking is not work, it's time for a new path. >> reporter: romney came into the night where most voters thought the president would win. but in 90 minutes he clearly exceeded expectations. a 2-1 margin romney had won. 56% said their opinion of romney changed for the better yet 13% said that about the president. romney was especially effective in criticizing the president's policies. aggr
for the candidates ahead of the debate in denver? tweet us your answer, advice for governor romney or president obama. we will read your responses all throughout the show. new calls from a republican senator for answers in the deadly libyan embassy and consulate attacks this. time, it's senator bob corker who wants the interior director of national intelligence to explain why the fbi has want been able to make it in to benghazi safely. >> reporter: the fbi is worried about security in benghazi, conducting their investigation and interviews in tripoli, 400 mile away from the scene of the attack. senator bob corker of the senate foreign relations committee wants to know why. he fired off a letter to james clapper, demanding answer, saying, in part, just ab days ago, the administration apparently judged it was appropriate for our consulate to be lightly guarded and it was safe for our embassador -- ambationz dorto come through the city with a small security de tail. what has changed in libya in such a short time that even fbi agents, our most elite personnel cannot safely enter the city? the consulate
:00 for our debate preview here on c-span. well, earlier this week, with president obama and mitt romney held their last campaign rallies anbefore tonight. president obama was in las vegas. we will show you a portion of that event, and then a portion of mitt romney's rally in denver. here is the president now. >> now, you may have heard that in a few days, my opponent in this election and i are going to have a debate. i am looking forward to it. i know folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. who is going to put the most points on the board. now, no, governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just ok. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard- working americans. that is what people are going to be listening for, that is the debate that you deserve. because in the coming weeks, you are going to have a big choice to make, nev., and it is and not just a choice between two candidates or two political parties. it is a choice b
have obama's senior adviser david axelrod who said this in a memo about the upcoming debates. we expect mitt romney to show up in denver. the first debate generally favor challengers. the president never really shined in. is that the right thing to do? >> strategically that's what campaigns do. when you look at -- i watched most of the republican debates. i think governor romney is a very good debater. there's certainly things you can't teach in debates, and that's in terms of how you attack your opponent. he had his bad moments, i.e., his 10,0$10,000 bet, but he was pretty solid. i remember during the primaries when we were prepping against him, it really wasn't -- he wasn't a candidate we were focused on in terms of being concerned about debating. all that being said, usually the challenger in this circumstance would go in with lower expectations. the problem here is because romney's campaign is in such a terrible position, and it's flailing. everyone is fixated on, is this the moment, the debate that turns things around? the expectations are higher for governor romney, and that is th
that during the debate wednesday in denver he will aggressively defend his record and beat back any miss characte characterizations from president obama that come his way. mr. romney has to have a big, good night on wednesday and definitely they are trying to plan, bill at this point, he's going to try to have one. bill: the billboard shows results from pennsylvania from 2008. this was a state that was heavily targeted by both parties. in 2008 pennsylvania went blue, it went democrat and barack obama won the state by 11 points over senator mccain 55-44%. on the map behind me senator mccain's counties are in red, barack obama's counties are in blue. you see where senator mccain did so well in the countryside. here in pittsburgh, ala againee county is where barack obama one. you go over to the southeastern part of the state and look how democratic this went. this is chester k-pt, delaware county right here where mitt romney is today. an easy winner. all these areas around philadelphia, montgomery county, heavily democratic. philadelphia county. over will ming 84-16% four years for barack o
much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time. this really does determine the election. i don't care who you are for. this will determine the
done before, the status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in their first presidential debate. the news hour's jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span, including our live debate preview at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and post-debate, your reactions, calls, and emails and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c-span.org. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that changed my life forever. it changed america's life. i'm going to go through a power point presentation, which is going to outline the account, the historical account of the attack as things happened, as things transpired that day. it gets pretty intense. a lot of things happened very quickly. i'm going to do my best not to ramble on and go too fast, but i would ask to you sit back, clear your mind, put yourself in that room, and you'll get a real sense of what it was like to be at the top of the food c
the upper hand on president obama. >> the candidates traded views on the economy, domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norahad h and charlie and to our viewers in the west. this is the only presidential debate out here in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. he clearly exceeded expectations. cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows by a 2-1 margin, romney had won. 56% said their opinion of romney changed for the better. yet 13% said that of the
is for sure. the debate this week in denver on wednesday is a big deal for the romney campaign. he has to make his case, and he has to mak his case he's a better candidate than barack obama. he has to throw some punches. he can't just kind of go in there sort of apologetically and be very gentle with obama. he has to really throw some punches and show people why he's the better candidate. i think a lot of these polls are a little bit overstated. i think the democrats have been oversampled in a lot of polls, and i don't think there's that huge of a gap between romney and obama. nonetheless, he has to make a really strong stand in the first debate. this is probably the most important debate for him at this point in the campaign. >> i don't want to let that statement about polls go unanswered. eugene robinson's piece today is about what he calls the new conspiracy. republicans diluted that there are skewed polls. paul ryan was the latest one to join on the bandwagon last night talking about wisconsin. >> i don't believe that particular poll. i won't get into the methodologies about it. >> they we
in november. chuck todd joins us from the debate site at the university of denver. chuck, what are you watching for tonight? >> the buzz word, the buzz phrase of "middle class." essentially, the reason romney is behind is because he's been losing that attribute to president obama by double-digit margins. i think it's been the most important attribute of the campaign, because it explains why is the president in a tough economic times, why has he been winning or at least neutralizing the economic argument and staying ahead in the polls. it's because he has been winning that attribute, if you will, of who's more in touch with the middle class, who looking out for the middle class. obviously, 47% was a huge body blow to romney. he was already in a deficit on this issue, of not being, looking out for the middle guy. so that, to me, is sort of how does romney try to deal with this tonight? he's been trying to deal with it for the last ten days, ever since the 47% comment came out. how he tries to do it. they acknowledge, the romney campaign, that this is their number one goal tonight. yes, i
was on the campaign trail. large crowds awaited both candidates actually on the trail. president obama greeted by some 30,000 supporters in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back finally and showed some of the fire that people were looking for in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy, and yet the fellow on the stage last night who looked like mitt romney said he did not know anything about that. but i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street, but he's going to crack down on sesame street. thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? >> mika, what were your thoughts about barack obama not being able to deliver a single line like that when he didn't have the teleprompter and yesterday reading what his staff wrote for him so effectively
not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in their first presidential debate. the news hour's jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with crmbing span including our live debate preview at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00 and post-debate your reactions. follow on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that change midlife forever. it changed america's life. i'm going to go through a power point presentation which is going to outline the account of the historical account of the attack as things happened, as things transpyred that day. it gets -- transpired that day. et gets intense. i'm going to do my best not to ramble on and go too fast. i would ask you to sit back, leer your mind, put yourself in that room an you'll get a real sense of what it was like to be at the too much the food chain, the national command authority, as a nation of 300 million americans was attack by 19 al qaeda t
of these lowering the bar expectation between now and wednesday night, the big showdown in denver, colorado. >> so interesting to hear mitt romney use the word "eloquent," especially when he described the 47, he said sometimes i don't say things so eloquently. >>> president obama and mitt romney come face to face as american voters weigh their voice. the first presidential debate starts wednesday night, october 3rd and you can watch it right here, live, 7:00 eastern, cnn. also cnn.com. >>> and there are many ways to find a groom for your daughter. but a hong kong billionaire has come up with a very unique and lucrative proposal he is sure will attract many offers of marriage. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] trick question. i love everything about this country! including prilosec otc. you know one pill each morning treats your frequent heartburn so you can enjoy all thi
to denver for crying out loud. martha: it would not be a debate without him. bill: 8:55 prime-time tomorrow night. martha: there is a new battle over president obama's healthcare law that could head back to the u.s. supreme court, if you can believe it, back in june of course the court ruled to uphold the law's individual mandate in a very dramatic decision. now a christian college is renewing its challenge to other parts of the law that they believe violate their religious freedoms. we have a former prosecutor and a doj official under former president bush. good to have you here. what exactly is coming back to the court's purview here. >> what's happened is the religious issue has not yet been addressed by the court. we have the issue of whether it's a violation of the religious rights of so many people, institutions, the catholic church, et cetera, and liberty university brought a suit, the fourth circuit had thrown it out. now the supreme court says yes you can actually bring that suit at this point and liberty university has gone to the supreme court and ask them to force the fourth cir
rights. the opinion itself, a huge one, but just one court, only in denver, colorado, and now any small business owner in america can march into court and make the same claim and hope to get the same result. it's a huge loss for the obama administration, and, of course, they are not talking about it much, but we will. thank you. >> hi, i'm one of the four colleagues -- >> mark? >> yeah. the 1992 documentary, the clinton campaign, and there's a sequence with al gore giving a stump speech about the economy is up and unemployment is up and wages a down and so forth. i was wondering how do the metrics compare between the 92 campaign, the last time the incumbent was defeated and this campaign, just the economic numbers based upon that? >> great question. of course, george hw bush lost in 1990 -- 1992 so one would assume if metrics are worse than then, president obama would lose. the only comparison i know it is that george hw bush had greater growth in the second quarter of ?iew and still lost than president obama had in this quarter so the economy is worse off. i also know that unemployment
obama. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet at their first presidential debate. the university of denver, watch and engage with c-span. the debate is at 9:00. although our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> a debate between it tommy thompson and tammy baldwin. this debate is hosted by the wisconsin broadcasters association. this is an hour. this evening's debate will engage the two leading candidates for the 2012 senate election in their first face-to- face debate. farmers wisconsin gov. tommy thompson and second district congressman tammy baldwin. it is made possible in part through generous grants from the wisconsin association of independent colleges and universities and aarp wisconsin. >> good evening, everyone. these are my friends. >> wisconsin's 23 private nonprofit colleges and universities and are more than 61,000 students are pleased to sponsor this debate between the major candidates for the u.s. senate. to be competitive in the global economy, wisconsin need to expand educational opportunities. this is our mission at the asso
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